Mathematics

Mathematics


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  • Why Go into Mathematics
  • Careers
  • Math Courses
  • Math Fast Track
  • Computer Lab
  • Why Should You Go into Mathematics?

    The Associate of Science (AS) degree in Mathematics is designed for students who plan to transfer to Oregon State University to complete a baccalaureate degree in mathematics. This program provides those students with a solid foundation in mathematics and physics. In addition, many employers recognize that an AS in mathematics is evidence of high-level training in problem solving. Students who enter the program with a strong high school mathematics and science background can expect to complete the degree in two years. Students who must take pre-calculus mathematics courses should expect to spend more than two years in the program.

    Important!

    Are you enrolling in Math 050, 075 or 095 this term? If so, you will need to bring a laptop/tablet/device (a mobile phone will not be compatible) to class each day. If you do not already own a device, you can rent one from the Campus Store or purchase one. If you want to know if your device is compatible with the software, check here .

  • Career Information

    All career information and statistics listed below are based off of the State of Oregon. For more information go to our Career Coach page.

    There are a variety of employment opportunities for mathematicians in government, industry, and academia. Most mathematicians work in either applied mathematics or in theoretical mathematics.

    Applied mathematicians spend their time solving problems in science, engineering, computer science, economics, and elsewhere using a variety of mathematical tools. Theoretical mathematicians study and test new mathematical ideas and theories through research.

    A popular branch of mathematics, statistics, is a field where professionals work with large data sets to look for patterns that can benefit society or industry. Actuarial science is another field of study in which mathematicians and statisticians study probability and risk assessment for government and industry.

    For students who are interested in studying mathematics, a baccalaureate degree is recommended, as well as further study in graduate school in mathematics.


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  • Math Courses

    The courses offered by LBCC's Mathematics Department include transfer courses and non-transfer courses. With input from other departments, the department has tailored a number of non-transfer courses to fit the needs of various groups of students. As the needs of various transfer programs have changed over the years, the department has added, deleted, or changed courses to fit those needs. The department has developed a unique set of non-transfer algebra courses and a survey course that meet the AMATYC standards of including technology, statistics, geometry, and real applications at that level. Those courses also include at least four hands-on lab activities that help students see the practical use of the algebra.

    Below is a list of courses with a brief description, course number, and number of credits for each. MTH 050 through MTH 095 are minimum competency courses. Prerequisites must be met or the placement test must indicate readiness for the course. Refer to the current catalog for more details.

    Non-transfer Math Courses

    • MTH 015 Math Fast Track

      Math Fast Track is an Emporium-style math class that meets 5 hrs a week in a computer lab, led by an instructor. Class attendance is mandatory. Students will be working on computer software that covers material from Math 050 thru Math 095 (depending on the math level that the student enters the class at and the level that the student is trying to complete). Math Fast Track is an asynchronous course in that students in the same class are working on different skills at the same time. Students will be working on online homework and taking proctored online tests. Math Fast Track offers a student the chance to improve their math placement more than one level in one term. Math Fast track is designed for students who need to take several math courses before entering a program or students who have seen the material before and need to "fill in the gaps." At the end of Math Fast Track, each student will be assigned a new math placement determined by their online tests scores. Recommended: students should be familiar with computers.

    Transfer Math Courses

  • Math Fast Track

    Student testimonials of Math Fast Track

    Did you test into Math 050, 075 or 095? Have you taken algebra in the past, but its been awhile since you've used math? Are you motivated to complete multiple course skills in one term?

    Math Fast Track may be for you! Math Fast Track is for students who are familiar with math, but may have forgotten some of the concepts needed to take college level math.

    Math Fast Track helps you "fill in the gaps" to test into a higher-level math!

    • Move through lower division math at a faster rate!
    • Individually paced- instructor helps set your goals and deadlines.
    • Save tuition by combining lower level classes into one term!
    • Focus on skills learned in each class.
    • Course material includes skills from Math 050 through Math 095. Your math placement will be based on your new skill level.
    • You must be a dedicated, highly-motivated student with time and a strong work ethic.

    Interested? Find out more!

    Contact instructor Hollis Duncan at hollis.duncan@linnbenton.edu, and catch up!

    Student Success

    Wyatt Zuber learned about Math Fast Track at new student orientation. He hadn't taken a math class since finishing high school about six years previous, but felt he should have scored better on the math placement test.

    "When I finished high school, I placed into Math 246, so when I tested into Math 20 it kind of surprised me. I figured I just needed a refresher. The nice thing about Math Fast Track is that you can work at your own pace. I cruised through Math 20 in six days. I also finished Math 60. During class, you spend the hour working on the computer math program, and the instructor comes around and works with you individually. The rest is up to you to work on at your own pace. My goal was to get through three math levels, and I'll fall just short of that, which is ok. I learned a lot in 10 weeks, basically 30 weeks of math. The class saved me time and money, about two terms and around $900."

    Autumn Helenihi returned to school after 20 years. Although she remembers taking advanced algebra and calculus in high school, after testing into Math 60, she decided to give Math Fast Track a try.

    "I tested into a level of math that was lower than I expected, because I have taken lots of math in the past. Math Fast Track gave me an opportunity to dust off the cobwebs and refresh my memory. I was nervous about coming back to school after so long, and this class gave me an advantage. The class not only saved me a lot of time, but saved me money as well. In one term, I was able to work my way through Math 60, 65 and 95, essentially three terms of math in one term, saving me about $1200."

    Please note: individual student experiences may vary.

  • Computer Lab

    Welcome to the Math Department. Our Computer Lab is located in White Oak Hall room WOH-121.

    This Computer Lab offers four computers for use by students for courses in math, biology, engineering, physics, agricultural science, and others. Contact your instructor for more information.